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Midnight Masquerade - Part 9

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Genre: Vampire!AU | Fluff | Angst

Synopsis: Your best friend drags you into attending a masquerade ball with her, only to abandon you in the middle of the strange dance. Standing alone in the midst of a flurry of people, the events that play out here change the course of your life; only to leave you wondering; who is under the mask?

Pairing: Reader x Yoongi (Ft. the other boys of BTS cx)

Word count: 2293

Warnings: Brief mentions of kidnapping

Series: Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Pt 4 | Pt 5 | Pt 6 | Pt 7 | Pt 8 | Pt 9 Pt 10

(A/N: So, I finally finished it! Ah, I’m quite happy with this part, I took the advice someone gave me and tried to quicken the pace of the story, so there’s more drama in this part ^_^ Feedback is always always appreciated!)


You stood in front of your small house, having finally returned home from uni, your mind frantic with thoughts and unanswered questions. Unanswered questions that you were hoping to get answers to. You exhaled, pulling out your keys and unlocking the door, stepping in cautiously, looking down the empty hallway. The house was eerily quiet, and you were immediately set on high alert; your home was never this silent, you were always greeted by the sound of the television murmuring in the background, or your mother greeting you from some room in the house. If not that, you were at least greeted by your cat, Yuna, pattering towards you as soon as you opened the door.

And yet, there was nothing. A chill spread through your spine, as you carefully set your bag down on the floor, your eyes narrowing as your senses heightened, and your blood ran cold. You could hear everything, and every little sound set you off; the whirring of the boiler, the low humming of the fridge, even the sound of your own breathing. You had been so ready to sit your mother down, ask her all the questions that had been driving you crazy the whole journey home. She might have tried to evade your question, the guilty glint in her eyes as her eyes darted around, looking anywhere but you. But you would have eventually got it out of her, you thought. You would’ve finally got some answers. But she wasn’t here. And something told you she hadn’t simply popped out to the shop.

You roamed into the living room - still half expecting to see your mother sitting on the couch, smile on her face as she saw you standing there -  and yet the room was empty, her usual spot cold and bare. Glancing around the place, you noticed there was no sign of struggle, everything was in its normal position. It was at that moment you spotted the note stuck on the table, the handwriting slightly rushed and hard to make out. Squinting, you just about managed to read it, it was an address jotted down in someone else’s handwriting, and that was it. No explanation. No clue of what had happened.  Nothing. You felt anger quickly boiling up, and unknowingly your eyes began to pool with murky red, your pupils narrowing, your hands balling up into fists.

Something was very, very wrong. And it had angered you to new heights. You ripped the note off the table, shoving it into your pocket, before grabbing your bag and sprinting out the door. You were going to find your mother, and whoever did this was not going to be let off easily, not on your watch.

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Yoongi returned home, his backpack slung over his shoulder as he waited for someone to let him in. He stood by the door, earphones in as always, shut off from the world around him, and he sighed, tapping his foot impatiently.

The door finally swung open, and the maid stood meekly in the doorway, bowing politely. Yoongi simply nodded, pulling out his earphones and wandering in, and yet his mind was not nearly as calm. The scene from earlier that day played over and over again in his head, as he tried to decipher what had happened. Who were you exactly? And how did he know you? And what on earth was Nurse Sumi talking about? He had mentally noted to find his father as soon as he returned home; he had to find out what had happened. He doubted his mother knew anything, somehow he knew his father was behind a lot of this.

He walked through the large hall, recalling how it had once been swarming with elegantly dressed people, eager to impress one another, eager to feast. And yet he had spent the majority of the night in his room, expecting to remain there without interruption - just another night. And yet you had come along. You with your enticing scent, your strange manner, your confusion. Half-breed. That was what Nurse Sumi had said. He had heard of the concept of half-breeds before - they were rare and hard to conceive. But possible. Once born, the child would tend to be more towards one side than the other; either more human or more vampire. That was all he knew of the matter though; he had never known someone of the type before. Or, so he once thought.

He stopped by his father’s study, pushing the door open before knocking, as was his father’s required etiquette. But Yoongi didn’t care about etiquette at this moment in time. He cared about answers. Answers he knew his father would have. Answers that his father would have to give him, whether he liked it or not.

His father sat at his large desk, his face stoic as ever as he murmured some words down the phone. On sight of Yoongi standing there nonchalantly, leaning on the doorway, he frowned, ending the call and looking up at his son expectantly.

“Why are you here? You know not to enter without knocking.” He asked, his voice booming and authoritative, his eyebrows raised in question.

“Nurse Sumi told me.” Yoongi simply said, watching his father’s face carefully for any change in expression. There seemed to be a very brief sign of surprise evident in his father’s face, before becoming expressionless once again.

“So I heard. Your point being?” He responded, seemingly growing bored by the situation, as he flicked through the large pile of paperwork sitting on his desk, scribbling down something on paper. “I’m clearly busy right now, it is not the time to be disturbing me.”

Yoongi sighed, glaring back at his father, quickly becoming annoyed at his dismissive manner. “The point is, I want an explanation. What did she mean by I was betrothed to this girl? This girl that I barely know? Unless I knew her at one point? I need answers.”

His father looked up at Yoongi, this time his attention was fully focused on his son, and he gestured to the seat in front of the desk.

“Sit,” he ordered, setting his paperwork to the side and crossing his arms on the desk.

Yoongi followed, cautiously taking a seat, his gaze focusing back on his father, as he waited to finally gain some answers for the questions that had been buzzing through his mind ever since that fateful night.

“When you were a child, you had a… childhood friend, should we say. She was the daughter of an influential vampire around these parts, a close friend of mine. But her mother was human. It worked out for a while - her family living next door to us, and her father and I made an agreement. We decided to get the two of you betrothed, destined to be married someday.”

Yoongi could do nothing but stare at his father, attempting to absorb this information. He leaned forward in his seat, eager to hear the remainder of the story. And yet, he could hear the faint sound of what seemed like struggling, muffled screaming, coming from another room. He opted to ignore it, assuming his mind was playing tricks on him.

“And everything was going as planned, the two of you were as close as ever… until her mother ruined things.” Yoongi’s father continued, sighing as he recalled. “She… didn’t agree with it, and so she took the girl - who we think is (Y/N) - away, and somehow erased her memories of her childhood. And so, all these years I’ve been trying to find her again, trying to fulfil your destinies, trying to let fate take its path. Nurse Sumi told me everything you told her, and that you… bit the girl, am I correct?”

Yoongi nodded, looking away awkwardly as he thought back to that night. “But, what does that have to do with anything? How is that going to affect her?”

His father rubbed his head in slight frustration, before saying, “That bite may have not only caused the vampire side of her to emerge, but also reestablished the… connection between the two of you. Have you noticed yourself feeling… strange or attached to her?” He inquired, still staring at Yoongi expectantly.

“Well… yeah. It’s weird, it’s like I feel protective of her? It pains me when she’s in pain, and I feel this weird feeling when I’m too far away from her.” Yoongi carefully responded, pushing his fringe out of his eyes once again, before studying his father’s expression, his expression which seemed to say this was bound to happen. “Why did you keep this from me? After all these years, you decide to tell me this now? After this happened?” He bombarded his father with questions, his gaze becoming fiercer by the second.

“It’s just as I thought. It seems that fate has returned to its original path…” His father murmured, slowly becoming absorbed in his own thoughts, leaving Yoongi throwing his arms up in exasperation, leaning back in his seat, attempting to stop the frustration bubbling up in his chest. He had gained some answers, and yet he was left with more questions, only serving to frustrate him even further.

As he sat there, slumped in his chair, he heard the sound again. Scratching, banging, muffled screaming. His senses immediately perked up, his body becoming more hostile. His eyes scanned the room cautiously, a familiar scent filling his nose.

“… is there a human in here?” Yoongi glared at him, slowly standing up, his hands slamming down onto the table. He thought back to his words, her mother was human. Fate has returned to its original path. “What the hell did you do?” His voice grew louder by the second, his irises quickly becoming crimson, his pupils narrowing.

His father stood up in anger, glaring down at his son with an equally hostile expression, his eyes also shining a brilliant red colour, his posture authoritative. “Don’t talk to me like that. This is none of your business.” His voice boomed through the large room, the pitch dropping down an octave, a growl coming through in his voice.

At that exact moment, the door burst open, to reveal you standing there, a fire in your eyes that no-one had never been seen before. Your eyes were blazing a fierce golden colour, your pupils slitted, fangs protruding from your gums as you glared at the two men standing there, your fists balled up so tight that your knuckles were turning white. Yoongi and his father stopped arguing, instead staring back at you, surprise and shock evident on both their faces, along with an element of fear. Fear at what you had become. Yoongi squinted at you, trying to decipher the situation. Golden? He had never seen a vampire with golden eyes before, but then again he had supposedly never seen a half-breed before. The whole situation was new territory for him, and it left his mind in a blur.

“I’m going to ask this once, and you had better answer. Where. Is. My. Mother?” You gritted your teeth, your voice coming out in a low growl, as you were blinded by frustration and anger, your mind set on finding your mother, and bringing her back home where she would be safe. Your mother was all you had when it came to family, and while you bickered and argued with her at times, you would never let anyone hurt your mother in any way. You weren’t going to let anyone hurt your mother. And if they had even grazed her… they weren’t going to leave unscathed.

“So you came. Just as I was expecting,” Yoongi’s father said smugly, the chair spinning as he stood up, gesturing to a door leading off the side of the room. “Follow me.”

Yoongi couldn’t find the words to speak; he could merely stare from his father to you, and back again. What had he done? What had happened to you? He felt strangely frustrated on your behalf - he felt your anger, he felt your pain. He didn’t like seeing you so furious, he wanted nothing but to hold you, to calm you down. He watched you narrow your eyes at his father, reluctantly following him through the side door, your posture remaining constantly hostile, your eyes not once faltering or returning to their original colour. He had no choice but to follow you in, and he grimaced at the sight he was met with.

Your mother was tied tightly to a chair, a cloth wrapped around her mouth to the back of her head, stopping her from crying out or screaming. A man was standing beside her, a hint of shame in his expression. Yoongi felt as if he recognised the man from somewhere, maybe he was associated with his father in some way. He didn’t seem like one of his father’s workers, this man seemed much higher up, possibly almost at the level of his father himself. Yoongi noticed how your mother’s eyes widened at the sight of both you and his father entering the room, and she began to struggle again, the chair rocking back and forth from the impact.

You stood there, shaking with pure anger at the sight, your eyes only becoming even brighter by the second, if that was even possible. You were about to demand your mother be let free, you would have even grabbed Yoongi’s father by the throat, but you spotted the man standing by her. A sense of recognition spread through you - you knew this man. The man stared back at you, his expression equally confused and curious all at once… when it hit you.

“Dad?” You exclaimed, at the same time the man asked, “(Y/N)?”

Tulips | Alfie Solomons [part 1]

Summary: [part 1] You’re a Shelby, born between Ada and Finn. You’re not into the family business and spend most of your time as a nurse at a local hospital. Your brothers respect your distance as you try not to get caught in Peaky Blinders business. The Peaky Blinders and Alfie Solomons have been in an alliance for years. Thomas and the rest do something that might make them lose the alliance. To reassure Alfie that they’re honorable, Alfie suggests an alliance by marriage.

Originally posted by littlesati

Thomas stared at Alfie Solomons from across his desk with Polly, Arthur, and John standing behind him. Alfie sat with several men behind him, drinking a glass of Thomas’s whiskey. He looked down at the glass of whiskey he was homding and scruffed his beard before turning a glare towards Thomas.

“Why should I trust you then?”

Thomas leaned back in his chair, a hard and cold stare of his own aiming at Alfie. He had a lit cigarette in his hand and was currently dusting off the ashes. He pressed it back to his lips, inhaling sharply. 

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May 1, 2017 | 3:00pm

Was finishing up notes on dementia and Alzheimer disease when I got an email saying I got an interview at a residential nursing facility, in which many of the resident have a form of dementia, etc. Incredibly excited to become more experienced in the field of geriatrics as well as with mental health issues! Feels like the first big step towards my professional goals and figuring out what they might be.. I’ve been in this strange slump and completely lacking motivation and inspiration and this was what I needed to pick me back up ~

P.s. Just realized it was mental health month. I’m here to listen for anyone who needs to talk. ~
A Happy Ending

Nursey Week Day 6: Dreamer

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         Nursey sits on the floor of the living room, playing with Legos and trying to build the coolest castle there ever was. He considers two Legos thoughtfully, deciding eventually on a pink door over a green one.

         The castle, Nursey decides, belongs to a King and a Queen. They have a son, the Prince. The King and Queen work a lot, as kings and queens usually do, which leaves the Prince to his own devices much of the time. He wanders about the cool castle excitedly, ready to find a new secret passageway or a painting willing to have a conversation (because, in the cool castle, paintings can talk).

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anonymous asked:

Headcanons for the boys and bae for if they found out the MC was in the hospital? You're headcanons are cute as feck omg ^^^

Author’s note: This was also in my inbox for a long time ://

Yoosung

  • wHAT
  • YOU’RE IN THE HOSPITAL 
  • W H A T
  • my child has never ran faster or cried harder in his life
  • once he gets there he is OUT OF BREATH
  • “I came as fast as I could. What happened?”
  • he holds your hand while you tell him you hit you hit your head and fell walking UPSTAIRS

Zen

  • flowers
  • you don’t know how he got some
  • in time between when you called you and the five minutes it took him to get here
  • but he somehow found a bouquet of your favorite flowers
  • he would kiss your broken fingers 
  • and he tried his best not to laugh when you tell him how you slammed them in the car  door

Jaehee

  • she would be so worried
  • she would also give you ALL of the love and kisses 
  • you would look over and see her taking notes on what the doctor was saying
  • she just wants to fix you as fast as possible

Jumin 

  • you felt bad bc you knew he was in China for a meeting
  • but you called him anyways
  • “Jumin. I’m in the hospital, but I’m fine.”
  • you swear you could hear him shoo Jaehee out of the room
  • “Stay there. I love you.”
  • but it’s not like you go go anywhere else 
  • When he walked into the room just just ??
  • how did he get here ??
  • but then the nurse walked in & “Sir, you can’t park you helicopter on the emergency landing pad.”
  • “Well, this was an emergency, so I did what I saw fit.”

707

  • you passed out before you could call him
  • so when you woke up and saw him asleep on the chair next to your bed you were so confused
  • “Seven?”
  • “Huh? Oh, no, I wasn’t sleeping. I was… doing something else. But, you’re up!! How do you feel?”
  • you saw his bloodshot eyes and frowned
  • “Have you been crying?”
  • “NO!! I mean, I was just really worried.”
Starting out at Nursing School: What you'll need!

Time management

  1. Planner - 1 page per day.
  2. Wall Calendar –for visualising what is coming up each month.
  3. Weekly to-do List – it feels great to be able to cross things off each week.
  4. Household Schedule – for keeping school in perspective with life.

Stationary

  1. Paper -  pocket notebook for clinicals, loose leaf paper, printer paper and index cards 3x5 and 5x8.
  2. Folders - 3-ring binder, display folders with plastic sleeves.                    
  3. Misc. - 3 holed punch, calculator, small stapler, staples.
  4. Pens, highlighters and pencils– for note taking. Highlighting key ideas and for drawing diagrams for study aids.

Technology/ devices

  1. Recorder – great for recording lectures and classes. Also comes in handy for recording any notes you make to so that you can reinforce concepts. It is important to make sure that your teacher gives permission for you to record as they may have a strict policy. More often than not they allow it for personal use and ask that you do not distribute it.  
  2.  Laptop/Desktop computer – important for accessing online content, doing assessments and checking emails. It is important to have internet access while completing nursing school, however if you are unable to have it at home, most public libraries and educational institutes provide computer labs to their students
  3. Printer/Scanner – for printing assessments and lecture notes. This is also convenient but not necessary, so if you are prepared to pay small fee at public libraries and other educational institutes they always have many on hand to access.
  4. IPod/mp3 player – amazing for unwinding to your favourite music or even uploading recordings of notes and lectures for extra reinforcement while going for a run or walking the dog. I personally love listening while I’m cooking or washing up.  

Nurse Stuff!!!

  1. Water proof watch – must have a second hand
  2. Stethoscope – Your school may have a particular one that they want you to use that is fairly cheap. If they allow other brands, Littman is very good and reliable and will definitely take you all the way through nursing school. However, make sure you have it engraved or don’t let it out of your sight as I have heard sooooooo many stories of them being stolen out of bags etc.
  3. Comfortable shoes – this is a no brainer. Nurses are on their feet all day and night so it is important to splash out where comfort and support is needed. Klogs, despite being some of the ugliest shoes to exist, are wonderful. Dansko are also really comfortable, as well as the brand Sanita which offers cute prints and colours.
  4. Durable bag - this one is also really important! A lot of people have said that a bag with wheels comes in good use when you’re lugging heavy books across campus. Please don’t use shoulder bags! You will wind up with an immense amount of strain on your shoulder, and they just aren’t practical.
  5. Scrubs – Scrubs are a bit of a grey area as there will be variations in what is required of students from school to school. Mostly blue are used I believe, but I may be wrong.
  6. Student uniform - this will be something you purchase from your school. It is important for when you are on placement so that you are recognised as a student from your school.
  7. Long sleeve tops – nurses have early starts and finishes so it is important to stay warm. Hospitals often aren’t the warmest of environments so having a few long sleave tops to layer up with is definitely worth it. 
  8. Penlight – penlights are like pens, you’ll start off the shift with a few spares but by the end you’ll be trying to trace your steps back to find one! They aren’t too expensive so whenever you, replenish your hoard! Haha
  9. Bandage/Dressing scissors – these will be your best friend. There’s no need to go out and by a ridiculously expensive pair. Just the basics that do their job!

 Books

  1. Medical Dictionary – every student needs one. It is so handy for looking things up and often they have small diagram explanations. I actually picked up a seventh edition Oxford minidictionary for Nurses which is great and it is the perfect size.
  2. Latest Drug guide – this is an important friend to the nursing student as there are so many drugs that we come into contact with. Make sure that you get an up to date one as there are new drugs out all the time.
  3. Thesaurus – this is just a helpful one for writing essays. I find myself looking for new ways to say something all the time and having a thesaurus gives you lots of options for words. Most computers have one built into their document writing system if you decide not to get one.
  4. Referencing Guide ­– as soon as you find out what kind of referencing your course uses for assignments, make sure you get a guide on how to do it correctly. You may pick up on it right away without needing one, but if you’re like me, it’ll help to be able to look it up whenever you need to. Note: never leaving referencing til last. Do it as you go!
  5. NCLEX Q’s book – the earlier you get yourself acquainted with NCLEX questions, the better. There are so many of these books out there. My advice would be to ask someone at school in a higher year, or one of your instructors, whether they can suggest a good one to you and go by that.
  6. Required Textbooks – you will either get a list of these given to you or it will be in your course outline under core texts. Buying textbooks brand new can be super expensive so I suggest you try and get them second hand. There’s is absolutely no shame in this, in fact it is the smarter thing to do.  Check textbook exchange pages for your school on Facebook, look at noticeboards, gumtree. EBay, craigslist and advertise on these that you are looking to buy. If you know someone the year or semester ahead of you, contact them and offer to buy them for a reasonable price. Unless the course changes dramatically year to year, you will be able to get away with having books a few editions behind. If you have the money and you want to buy them all brand new, then do so! There is something satisfying about accumulating textbooks… I myself have many!

In your bag

  1. Wallet – make sure you carry your student ID card, bus pass, drivers licence, cash cards and loose change for printing. Keep a photo of someone or something you love or that motivates you to keep going.
  2. Keys – don’t forget your house keys, car keys and if your school has lockers, get one and don’t forget to bring the key with you to school!
  3. Hand sanitizer – at nursing school lots of people turn into crazy OCD hygiene gurus, and for good reason! Travel size hand sanitizer is perfect to carry around with you whether it’s at school or on the floor!
  4. Lip balm/Moisturiser – because hospitals are cold and dry areas it good to make sure you have a chap stick or some paw paw ointment on hand to stop any wind burn, chapping or cracking. Moisturiser is a must. You will be constantly washing your hands and using hand sanitiser upon entering a room so it is important to put some moisture and life back into your poor little hand. Any vitamin E creams or aloe Vera based moisturisers will do the trick!
  5. Headphones - make sure you have a spare pair of ordinary headphones. Preferably not the apple ones as they don’t always work on school computers. Some computer labs or libraries at schools will sell these or loan them to students for a few dollars. Sometimes you’ll find yourself at university with a few hour between classes and you might want to re watch a lecture, but you don’t want to disturb other students in their study. You may simply just want to watch silly things on YouTube to cheer yourself up after a terrible day so make sure you are prepared.
  6. Tissues – make sure you have a travel pack of tissues. There may be day where you just feel like crap or have had very little sleep and just have a little melt down so tissues or face wipes can save the day!
  7. Water bottle – stay hydrated!! Try to stay away from caffeine where you can. We all know that the caffeine high is fast in reacting, but when you crash you crash hard. Just starting your day with a big glass of water can set you up for feeling good all day so carry it on through the day too! My university has refill places where you can refill your bottle without having to buy it or go to a bathroom.
  8. Lunchbox – Always pack lunch!! You will go through so much money buying lunch every day. If you don’t have time in the morning, prepare the night before or even cook for the week on Sunday and pop something into a microwave safe container to heat up at school. Make sure you have a few pieces of fruit, a handful of mixed nuts and some form of carbs and protein. Make sure you have a few muesli bars for back-ups, and I often freeze a little tub of yogurt for later in the day.

I hope this has been helpful people! Special thanks to peacelovekoala and nursekanika for their contributions to this post. Please reblog this so that any future nursing students can have a look at this and get some ideas! Also if you would like me to cover any other topics let me know and feel free to ask anything you like xx ourloveandtrials

Let Me Love You | Pt. 2

Pairing: Jimin x Reader x Taehyung 

Genre: Angst

Word Count: 1492

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Originally posted by kths


Taehyung hugged you a little bit tighter and talked while looking into Jimin’s eyes.

“And that’s why I’m going to take care of them. In this house. In front of your eyes.”

Wait..what?!

Eyes wide open, you looked at Taehyung. What was he saying?

All of a sudden, Jimin started laughing. You looked at him in disbelief. Was he really laughing right now? In this situation?

You opened your mouth to say something to him but he stopped laughing and started talking. “Wow, the time has come!” He chuckled lightly. “Our Taehyung lost his mind.”

A breathy laugh escaped Taehyung’s mouth and he nuzzled his nose in your hair while stroking your cheek with his thump. “I’m actually pretty serious right know.”

You on the other hand stood there, frozen, and didn’t know what to do. You felt dizzy and the sharp pain in your belly wasn’t making it any better.

Seeing Taehyung’s movements made something snap inside of Jimin. Taking big steps toward the both of you, he yanked you away from Taehyung and hissed. “Don’t touch her.”

He started walking toward the door but Taehyung’s words stopped him.

“Yah, Park Jimin! Does she know?”

You could feel Jimin’s grip around your wrist getting tighter. Clenching his jaw, he glared at Taehyung.

“Shut up.”

“Oh wow, she doesn’t know? Then I’m really glad to be the one telling her what kind of a bastard you are.”

Confused, you turned to Taehyung. “Tae what are you talking abou-”

Before you could end your sentence, Jimin walked toward Taehyung and pushed him. “Shut up!”

Originally posted by taeost

Jimin turned around but Taehyung started talking again. “Why? I think she needs to know that the father of her daughter is cheating on her with another woman?”

“I SAID SHUT UP!” And with that, he punched Taehyung in the face.

Walking toward you again, he held your arm and started walking. “Let’s go.”

You yanked your arm out of his grip and stopped walking. “W-What is he talking about?”

He reached out for you again but you pushed him. “WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT JIMIN?!”

“Y-Y/N-”

“You heard right, Y/N. He’s cheating on you.”

You walked toward Jimin and slapped him for the second time today. “You never really loved me.”

You were breathing heavily and the pain in your belly was getting worser.

“Was I not good enough for you?” Tears were rolling down your face and your whole body was shaking. Both of you were standing while he was looking at his hands and you were looking at him.

“I waited for you, Jimin. Every night, I waited for you.. Do you know how many sleepless nights I spent? Just because I could open the door for you when you came home.. Just because you wouldn’t feel lonely when you came home..”

He wasn’t looking up and neither was he speaking.

“I bet you came home because she had no time for you. Right? You didn’t give a crap about me. Never. You just didn’t want to be alone and that’s why you came home to me and pretended to be happy and interested..”

The pain in your belly was getting unbearable. You held your belly with your right hand and held Jimin’s chin harshly with your other hand.

“You don’t deserve us, Jimin. You don’t deserve my baby! You don’t deserv-”

But before you could end your sentence everything went black.


“We can’t hear a heartbeat!”

“She’s unconscious, that’s not good for the baby!”

“Doctor, I can’t hear the baby’s heartbeat!”

“We gonna have to deliver the baby emergency C-section!”

Slowly, you opened your eyes. You were in a hospital room and when you looked around you saw that three nurses and one doctor was standing around your bed while one was doing something on your belly, the other one was doing something on your arm and the doctor was talking to Taehyung. Wait why was Taehyung here? Where was Jimin? What happened? Is your daughter okay?

“T-Taehyung..”

After hearing your voice, Taehyung run toward you and held your hand while stroking your hair.

“Everything is going to be okay, Y/N. Don’t worry I’m here.”

“Doctor, I still can’t hear the baby’s heartbeat!” One nurse shouted.

What was she saying?! 

“What?! What’s wrong with my baby?!” You tried to stand up but the nurses held you tight so you couldn’t move. You shouted desperately and started  crying and sobbing.

“Taehyung, what’s wrong? Please tell me something Tae, please..”

“Shh, everything is going to be okay, Y/N. You have to stay calm, okay?” he was crying now too.

“Miss Y/L/N, we gonna have to deliver your baby emergency C-section.”

You were in shock and every time they told or asked you something you kept telling them to repeat it. Your doctor explained to you everything that could go wrong in the surgery but the only thing that you could think of was your little daughter and her well being. 

After signing some papers, they prepared you for your surgery. Taehyung on the other hand, was standing beside you for the whole time while placing little kisses on your temple and whispering comforting words like ‘Everything is going to be okay.’, ‘Don’t be scared, Im here.’, ‘My little princess is going to be okay, I promise.’ in your ear. You were thankful, really

The thought of Jimin crossed your mind but you couldn’t even ask Taehyung where he was. Did he really not care? Did he mean it when he said that he doesn’t want the baby? His own daughter?

Slowly, you could feel your eyelids getting heavier and heavier. And the last thing you remembered was Taehyung kissing your forehead and whispering “I will be waiting outside for you. Don’t be scared, beautiful.” before you were engulfed by the darkness again.


You were in your hospital room, holding your little daughter in your arms while Taehyung was sitting beside you and played with her tiny hands.

“She’s so beautiful, Y/N..”

You looked up at him. Amazed, he was looking at your daughter. You knew that Taehyung was interested in kids but seeing him this happy and excited made you chuckle.

Hearing you chuckle, he looked up at you. “Why are you laughing?”

“Because you look like a little kid.” 

He rolled his eyes and started scratching his neck. You knew that he wanted to ask something but wasn’t sure if he should or not.

“Spit it out, Kim Taehyung.”

“Ehm.. C-Can I hold her? I will be careful, I swear. Just for one minut-”

You chuckled again. “Of course you can, dumbhead. Why are you even asking?”

Placing your little daughter into his arms, you watched him admiring your daughter. Again, the thought of Jimin crossed your mind. Does he know that his daughter was born? Why wasn’t he here? Was he with his real girlfriend?

Lost in your thoughts, you heard Taehyung calling your name. “Y/N?”

“Hm?”

Without looking up at you, he started talking. “I meant it when I said that I would take care of both of you.”

You opened your mouth to say something but you heard the door open and a nurse walked in with some papers in her hand.

“Miss Y/L/N, how are you feeling?”

You smiled at her. “I’m okay, thank you.”

“That’s good. We have some paperwork to do. I will tell you some things about your daughter and also ask you some questions and you need to answer them, please.”

You nodded. “Okay.”

“So, your daughter was born on the twenty seventh of August at 03.08 am. Right?”

You nodded again. “Yes.”

“Her name is?”

You smiled and answered. “Hana.”

The nurse wrote it down while smiling and started talking again. “Name of her mother?”

“Y/N Y/L/N.” 

“Name of her father?”

You opened your mouth to answer the question but stopped when you realized that you couldn’t. Jimin’s words echoed in your ears. ‘I don’t want this baby in my life. I don’t want you, Y/N!’

You snapped out of your thoughts when you heard Taehyung’s voice.

“Taehyung, Kim Taehyung is her fathers name.”

Shocked, you looked at Taehyung. What was he doing? Was he insane?

The nurse smiled again. “What a beautiful name, Kim Hana.”

Taehyung smiled. “Thank you.”

Little did you know that Jimin was standing by the door, one hand holding a little bouquet and a present for his daughter and the other hand formed into a fist, listening to your conversation.


Author’s Note: Okay guys, this is the second part of ‘Let Me Love You’ and I hope you like it~ And let me know who you think is better for the baby and Y/N. Jimin or Taehyung?

Chapter 3: Jesse changes his name | Gabe makes a call

My apologies for this taking so long…

Author’s Notes:
1) Again, I am sorry this took so long to write. Life’s been weird.
2) Lori and Sandy are nurses that used to be my nurses. The things they say in the story are either verbatim quotes or akin to what they said.
3) Heacanon abounds
4) @one-doesnt-simply-walk-in-bagend, I hope you enjoy this! Your comments on my previous McCree and Reyes stories made me want to write something just for you!
5) I know this isn’t how name-changes actually happen - I took literary liberties.
6) I hope you enjoy this

Wordcount: 5150-ish
Copyright: Overwatch and its characters belong to Blizzard. OCs belong to me.


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Hey Nurse

Pairing: Joe Liebgott/’Reader
Rating: Teen+
Author: GinaBaker1666
Summary: Easy Company’s field nurse meets her match when Joe Liebgott walks into the aid station, and she realizes there’s always one soldier who’s too sarcastic for their own good. But then again, so is she. 

Because @liebgotttrash wanted more Joe Liebgott fics. Enjoy!

If you asked me the exact date and time I met Joe Liebgott, chances are I couldn’t tell you. If you asked me where I met him; the aid station in Holland, D-Day plus 64. It was far from glamorous, and he was covered in dirt and blood. His own blood. But truthfully, it might be the only part of the war I don’t want to forget.

We knew all about Operation Market Garden, that the boys would be jumping into Holland, and we would be right behind them for support. What a lousy word to use; support. Ever since we made the jump on D-Day we had done so much more than just support, each of us, just as much a part of their company as the men. 

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Stressed Out

Originally posted by soonrongs

You could feel Wonwoo’s eyes on you as you scribbled furiously on what had to be the thousandth notecard of the night. Your coffee table, couch, and the floor in the immediate area had all but disappeared beneath a mountain of cards containing various terms and phrases you would need to know for your upcoming exams. But you couldn’t bring yourself to look up or away from them. They needed to be finished and they needed to be finished now.

Your hands were beginning to cramp, your legs were stiff and sore from sitting in one position for so long, and your neck was beginning to feel the strain as you remained hunched over to write. It was uncomfortable, it was annoying, and it was stressing you out. But you had to keep going.

You felt bad, Wonwoo had come over to spend a little time with you before the next round of promotions, but you had severely underestimated just how much material would be on your exams. You weren’t one to procrastinate, especially because you knew that each and every thing you were learning would have a real world application and possibly save a life someday, so you forced yourself away from his lingering embrace the moment he stepped into your apartment and threw yourself back into your revising.

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Lord of Shadows/The Dark Artifices Theory!

*reminder that all comments below are OPINIONS though some may be stated in a matter-of-fact tone, feel free to agree or disagree and comment below*

Let’s Start With SHIPS:
Canon: Jules and Emma, Kieran and Mark, Cristina and Diego, Ty and Kit, Livvy and ? (Have we even met him yet? Or her?)

BUT I don’t believe this will come without conflict! I predict so much conflict between CRISTINA, KIERAN, EMMA, and MARK. Mark literally has three “love” interests, what a guy.
So that’s why I predict that Mark and Emma will not last for long as a fake couple. I know “why lie” ruined our lives so much, but I don’t think Emma agreed. Someone is gonna call Bullshit on their relationship (excuse my french), but I don’t know who it is? Who do you guys think it will be? Someone in the Blackthorn family? Someone at the New York Institute? Arthur? Who knows!

Someone is gonna find out about Emma and Julian, (I also don’t know who that will be) but I don’t think it will be a member of the Blackthorn family because those kids are smart and would have figured it out already. I suppose it could by Livvy, but I doubt she’s a secret keeper.
I think the details behind the parabatai law are going to become more known throughout TDA, especially the ones about the glowing runes. They have been hinting at them since Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. Simon noticed the glowing runes, the powerful energy that came off of Emma and Julian that seemed abnormal. If he noticed it, others probably have too, but no one thinks anything of it. I don’t believe it will be Jem or Tessa at least until the third book. Although they are not Shadowhunters and have no legal obligations to the clave, I don’t think they’ll admit to knowing until later. They probably figure that Emma is a smart girl who will figure it out on her own.

As for Jules and Emma, I read this interesting quote from Lady Midnight which I believe will apply to my theory. “It isn’t a matter of stopping the clock, but of making it run backward. And for that, the clock will need to be broken.”
We all know that the only way out of a parabatai bond is through death, and since Cassie has basically confirmed the death of a major character, I’m gonna go ahead and say that I honestly believe it will be Julian.
Quote: “you’re a good boy, but it won’t help you in the end.”
Good news though, I don’t think he will be dead for long. I see SOOO many similarities between Jace and Clary and Emma and Jules, and I think that’s why CC includes so many flashbacks of Emma admiring Clace and their relationship. No, I don’t think the Angel will come down and help them out like they did in CoG. And while “true loves kiss” only really works out in mundane fairy tales, I don’t know if it will apply to this situation. But with Clary’s help, and the power of their love and relationship, what if Emma can create a rune to bring him back? Just a thought.
Quote: “Because if Julian died, you wouldn’t try to bring him back?”
A lot of people think it could be Emma, and there are a lot of hints in Lady Midnight about Emma “hurting the family”, but I don’t think it will be her. That quote about Julian still gets to me.
I do think she will make herself crazy (literally) trying to deny her love for Julian. Anyone would! still, I will entertain the theory that it is in fact Emma by adding this quote: “you have no idea what your death will spare your beloved Julian, so think about that as the life leaves your body. In a way, your death is a mercy.”

Enough about Emma and Jules! How do we solve the Cristina/Mark/Kieran dilemma!
Unfortunately, there are a lot of theories out there that Kieran will die. I hate to admit that I agree with that theory. Although this might make you guys sad, I think it will be good to see Mark without a love interest. Here’s why: Mark feels indebted to Kieran. I don’t think there’s real love there, maybe there could be, but not while Mark thinks that he owes Kieran or while Kieran thinks that Mark owes him. They need to address this, and if they don’t….. I genuinely think Mark would be better off alone.
Jaime Rosales will make a return in LOS! I think this will stir up a ton of drama with Cristina and Diego. Especially after Cristina learned that while Diego’s intentions were never to hurt her, Jaime could care less. I don’t see why Diego would be a bad match for Cristina! He’s PERFECT! But I believe Cristina will think she’s settling by choosing Diego. So he’s gotta prove himself. C'mon Diego! The rest of the characters in the book have fallen in love with his looks. We can’t see his looks, so I don’t doubt that CC is gonna add some mushy gushy & romantic scenes between them, especially if they’re canon.

I feel SO bad for Livvy, she gets no appreciation, and deserves a storyline. I hope she gets a love interest or at least a parabatai (Kit???) she is gonna feel like such a third wheel between Kit and Ty, so I hope she can step up and create a role for herself.

DRU! CC says that she will have a significant crush. I predict it will be Kit or Jaime, and I don’t see how it could be anyone else. Thoughts?

Tavvy, baby… I don’t know what will happen to him but he was already traumatized in Lady Midnight so I don’t predict anything bad! All my love to that cute lil bean.

KIT AND TY I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING IM SORRY. Ok so Ty is gonna be all frazzled because FEELINGS and kit is gonna be like THIS IS SO OVERWHELMING, so im predicting a huge fight between them before they become a couple bc TENSION, and I see Livvy being the mediator. Also, Jem and Tessa encourage Emma to be a mentor to Kit, I don’t know if that’s gonna happen so I guess we will have to see!! Anyway, my kitty heart is happy because i love them. Kit and Livvy as parabatai? Will Ty go to the scholomance? (I think yes I’m sorry guys) that way, Livvy and ty both get what they want. Life could also be shitty to Ty and Liv and neither of them get what they want, but let’s be real, in CC’s world, happy things happen for people like them, so I have high hopes.

The trans character? DIANA. I know people have noted that she is sketchy because of her brother, but her “brother” is dead. Here’s a quote from lady midnight: “[Catarina Loss] She’s a nurse, a nurse to mundanes, how do you think I found out about..” “She didn’t tell you about me, Malcolm.” Hmm.. Hmm… Whether it’s her or not, I’m so glad the trans community is getting representation! It’s well deserved. Thank you CC!

As for the major plot twist at the end of Lord of Shadows, I don’t think it’s Emma and Jules. The major plot twist at the end of Lady Midnight happens to Emma and Jules, and I don’t think CC has the heart to hit us harder when it comes to their relationship. Although of course I could be wrong, I think it might be with Ty and Kit, or Mark and Kieran. It might not even be about ships at all so I guess we will have to see.

I’m also excited to see the role that Jem and Tessa play in the dark artifices series! I think the fact that they haven’t played much of a role in Emma’s life will put her at a severe disadvantage. Also, why can no one remember their wedding? I am excited to find out.

Love to you all! I can’t wait until May 23rd when we see if I’m right or wrong, and 2018 to see if I was really really wrong or maybe even right!
I want to know your opinions, so PLEASE share them below!
x carstairsdaily

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So I did a thing! I wrote a Mass Effect thing! Well, specifically an Andromeda thing. It features Lex Ryder, a vanguard who chose to romance Liam, and this piece contains minor spoilers for events following the Hunting the Archon quest.

But it’s a thing! A writing thing! And feedback is more than appreciated!

Also on AO3.

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Lex doesn’t stop in the Tempest’s airlock. Instead she shoulders past her squad - Jaal nursing a nasty cut on the left side of his neck and Liam with what she would guess is a dislocated shoulder - and limps to the bridge, resting one hand on the back of Kallo’s chair to steady herself.

“Kallo,” she says, hoping no one else can hear the note of panic creeping into her tone. “Do me a favor and get us out of here? Quickly?”

“Where to, Ryder?” Kallo asks, long alien fingers flying across the control panel.

“Nexus,” she says immediately. It’s the first thing she thinks of; besides, the Salarian ark will need repairs and Tann needs to know what happened.

Her heart rate finally begins to slow after they make the FTL jump.

Suddenly, Lex is exhausted.

Lex turns, a little unsteady on her feet, and finds both Jaal and Liam staring at her expectantly. “Let Lexi take a look at you,” she says, reaching for the first seal on her armor. She winces a little from the movement, suddenly aware of a sharp pain in her collarbone and a deep ache in her chest.

So dying hurt, even the second time. Who knew?

“You have also sustained injuries, Ryder,” SAM says, but it’s loud enough that it might as well have been a broadcast to the whole crew.

Lex pinches the bridge of her nose, trying to relieve some of the pressure from her quickly growing migraine. “I’ll check in later. I should call Addison and-”

“I’m pretty sure dying earns a trip to the medbay,” Peebee chimes in, striding onto the bridge from her escape pod. “Damn, Ryder. I thought I was supposed to be the dramatic one.”

Lex rolls her eyes. “Couldn’t let you one up me, Peebee.”

“Well you won. Ass.”

Lex laughs, some of the tension slipping from her shoulders. “You know-”

“Where is she?”

Shit.

Lexi stalks into the room, surveying it once before her gaze lands on Ryder. Her eyes narrow. “Medbay. Now.”

“Lexi, I’m f-”

“If the word ‘fine’ leaves your mouth, I’m going to kill you myself, and this time SAM will not be bringing you back,” Lexi snaps. “Medbay.”  She glances at Jaal and Liam, none of the fire leaving her gaze. “All of you.”

Still limping, Lex starts to make her way across the bridge, opting to take the lift instead of the ladder for once. She rubs at her chest absentmindedly, but it does little to relieve the dull pain that lingers there.

“Heard about your stunt back there, kid,” Drack calls as they pass, glancing up from his computer screen. “Kosta, did you know your girlfriend’s even crazier than you?”

“Yeah, if she keeps dying I’m going to have to file a complaint about emotional abuse,” Liam replies with a laugh.

“Sit down, Ryder,” Lexi says when they reach the medbay, nodding her head at one of the beds. The push is gentler than her tone. “I want to run some scans. Jaal, let’s take a look at that cut.”

Lex sits down with a barely suppressed sigh, relieved to be off her aching feet. She glances at Liam, expecting him to sit beside her, but he leans against the wall with his arms folded over his chest and his eyes fixed on the floor.

“I don’t think it’s going to scar,” Lexi says after a few moments, patting Jaal on the shoulder. “Go get some rest. Liam, how’s the shoulder?”

“It’s nothing, doc,” Liam replies, pushing off of the wall to stand in front of her. “Just wrenched it.”

Lexi maneuvers his arm around a little before giving a slight nod. “I’ll give you something for pain. Try to rest it if you can.”

“Will do.” Liam hurries out of the room without so much as a glance in Ryder’s direction.

She watches the door close behind him, brow furrowed. “Lexi, do you-”

“Hold still, Ryder,” Lexi says crisply, bringing up her omnitool.

After a dozen different scans and a lecture that would’ve made her father proud, Lex is finally allowed to leave the medbay. She heads for her room, wanting nothing more than a hot shower and a nap.

“You have a new email, Ryder,” SAM says when she enters the room.

“Thanks, SAM.” Lex rolls her shoulder a few times as she crosses to her terminal, pulling up her unread messages.

There’s only one.

We need to talk.

- Kosta

“Well,” Lex mutters. Even someone as inexperienced as her knew what that meant. “Shit.”

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NOTE: These are headcanons that we as a network came up with together are from our Discord #headcanons channel, recorded here as written by us in the chat, which is why they may sound more like chats/conversations than headcanons as headcanons are typically written. Check out our other headcanons here!
  • Derek Nurse trying to instill some manners into his six year old daughter
    “I want that”
    “what do you say”
    “or else”
    “no that’s not what you say at all”
    “it works”
    “try please first”
  • his child carries a plastic knife on her at all times
  • she’s wearing a custom tuxedo jacket and a pair of galaxy print tights. “my name is janelle monae now”
  • “do you really need 50 chokers”
    “dAD. if you have to ask you’ve already lost”
  • ok but a really cute costume for their daughter…janelle monet…… SJGhfjkghdfj janelle’s signature pompadour and a suit/dress/shirt/SOMETHING with monet’s water lilies
  • OR covered in paper water lilies
  • just dress your daughter as a giant water lily and paint the wagon green and put the shape of a lilypad around it
“Strange” (Werewolf AU)

Group/Member: Astro/Sanha

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 1000+

Summary: Neglected by her father and left by her deceased mother, a girl runs off into woods to momentarily forget her problems when she meets Sanha. Sanha is a werewolf that gets injured in his wolf form when he let curiosity get the best of him. The girl finds him and nurses him back to health, not knowing what he truly is. What will come of this strange encounter?

Author’s Note: Hiii!!! I’m Rebekah but you guys can call me Bekah, Bek, or anything else tbh I don’t care haha. I’m the youngest of the new admins, and have NEVER written anything besides like reports and essays for school and stuff, so please go easy on me!! Anyways, I hope you enjoy!! ((:

- Admin Bekah

Originally posted by mayfifolle

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Prayer Request!

So, in reference to my last post lol, I am seriously thinking about going to nursing school to become a registered nurse and maybe eventually even become a nurse practitioner! I don’t want to jump into doing this without knowing if this is what God wants me to do so prayers that this will all work out if it is what God wants me to do would be nice! Thank you all!


On a side note, I am doing much much mentally better now. I’ve been taking my pills again so whoop whoop i’m in a great mood and in a good state right now!!!! Thank you all sooo so so so much for your prayers, you guys mean a lot to me and I love you all because Jesus does!! Much much love and God Bless yall!

anonymous asked:

A real nurse should not have an "attitude problem" you should be filled with compassion and kindness, change your career nobody and no patient needs your "attitude problem" we dont need that in the field. Take your negativity elsewhere.

Hi there anon,

     Let’s start with the obvious hypocrisy. You, who are starting a fight with a stranger on the internet, do not possess the slightest attitude problem. You are perfect, that must be it, right?

     Are you a nurse? How long have you been a nurse? If you don’t at times get frustrated at work, you are not paying attention and you are definitely not advocating for your patient.

     I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. The things that frustrate me at work, the things that bring out my attitude are not usually for me. I get annoyed when I have to call lab to result the specimen they should have resulted hours ago, thus delaying care to my patient. I get mad when the doctors tell me to use a PIV to infuse pressors because they don’t want to place a central line. I get mad when administrators are more concerned with the results of HCAPHS than actual patient outcomes. I get mad when my patient is in pain and the docs won’t change their medication.

     It’s not that I’m not compassionate or kind; I can show you the thank you notes patients have written me to prove that. But, nursing is not just about compassion and Lilly flowers. I don’t sit around doodling hearts at work. I work in an ICU of a big, nationally ranked hospital. Our patients are usually very sick. It’s my job to be “full of” the knowledge and skill to save those patients, to assess what is important and know and do the interventions to correct the problems I see.

     Does all of that get stressful? Yes. And since- for now- this is still a free country, last I checked, I didn’t need your or anyone else’s  approval to say what I think. Is compassion necessary for this profession? Yes. But because I joke on the internet, does that make me a cold-hearted bitch? No. So, I joke with other nurses on tumblr and we laugh and find the humor in some of the crazy situations we encounter in this job. Does that make me or any of these wonderful tumblr nurses “bad nurses? Abso-fucking-lutely not.

anonymous asked:

Can you please write a supergirl oneshot about being Alex and Kara's younger sister and them being there for and taking care of you after you've been in a car crash?

A/N: Just a quick warning, this imagine includes mentions of injury and a car accident.

Originally posted by supergirl-is-supergay

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donthavescissors1989  asked:

What do you think is the saddest Jackie/Hyde moment? (Not including season 8 or the end of season 7 'cause to me they don't exist 😂) and on a happier note, what do you think is the best Jackie/Hyde moment? :)

Saddest: this break up during season 7

I fucking hate it. How is that Hyde doesn’t know if he and Jackie have a future together? This is the guy that told her he saw her being successfull in the future, with him being mantained by her lol. This is the guy that forgave her for calling someone else her boyfriend and understood giving up on what they had wasn’t fair and Kelso can go fuck himself, this is the guy that fucked up with the nurse and wanted to be forgiven. And suddenly he is not commited to her anymore?

It was complete bullshit and bad writing. Hyde’s sudden fear for growing up did nothing to his character but start a series of bad written moments that ended in what is season 8. Had Hyde been in character, he would had said or showed Jackie he did knew, he is just not ready to get married that soon (and honestly, she wasn’t either) and that they should enjoy each other’s company as they are because what they have is a sure thing for both of them.

She would had understood and would had accepted it, and would had been happy. 

Happiest: this dance

This is after their first big fight, and after she tells him she loves him (and he lowkey accepts he loves her too, he is just not saying it back). You can see how in love they are, he is willing to dance with her in spite of being in a very public and romantic place, the closenest between them is beautiful and it all looks even more intimate with the way he speaks into her ear and she smiles while they dance.

Not to mention, they are dancing to my childhood song, a song my mom sang to me while I dressed up to go into ballet classes. So yeah, I love this moment and it always makes me happy.

Beginners Guide to Differentiating Nurses...

The following is a fool-proof system for navigating a hospital and understanding the nursing hierarchy. NOTE: all groups listed believe they are at the top of the hierarchy.

Floor Nurses…Never seen in the cafeteria (as they do not have time to eat lunch). They are identified by their pockets full of flushes and alcohol swabs, as well as, a cisco phone that is ringing at an offensively loud volume. Never available to take report, as they are always busy with another patient. 

OR nurses…Frequently travel in groups. Always wearing scrubs caps, but they never will be seen in the standard disposable, hospital issue scrub cap. Can tell you what surgery the patient had done, and what the patient is allergic to, literally nothing else.

ICU nurses…  Never seen with flushes and alcohol swabs in their pockets, as they have all their supplies stored at the bedside, but always have a pair of hemostats and a penlight on their person. Can tell you the patient’s entire life story, as they only have one to two patients. NOTE: this patient ratio makes ICU nurses despised by all other nurses.

ER nurses… Can kick your ass, but you may have to wait 6 plus hours for them to do so. Most likely of all nurses to yell at you. Most likely of all nurses to be seen in a T-shirt about saving lives.

Every Nurse… Will mourn losing their favorite pen. Will have good days and bad days. Should strive to understand that the ER nurse rushing your patient to you is trying to take care of that patient and a waiting room full of other patients. That the floor nurse that cannot take report right now is busy helping getting grandma back to bed so she does not fall. That the OR nurse has another case starting soon and needs to be there to help the next patient feel safe and comfortable. That the ICU nurse is trying the quickly transfer the patient to the floor because a different patient is becoming brain dead as they wait for an ICU bed. Yes, we need to have empathy for our patients, but also save some empathy for each other too. Nurses do more harm to the profession of nursing than anyone else, when we use our voices to tear each other down. As we look forward to Nurse’s Week this year (and all our freebies), let’s strive to appreciate each other.